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by oldpro
Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Bed Covers
Replies: 195
Views: 127531

Re: Bed Covers

I made a pattern out of OSB, and it looked and fit so well that I decided to just coat it with a bedliner compound from Harbor Freight and call it good. Looked great for the first year, but in bitter cold weather the first winter the bedliner started flaking off. Little-by-little I kept removing the...
by oldpro
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Crossbar T Slot???
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Crossbar T Slot???

The crossbars on my 2005 don't have a slot; I can't speak for any other year. My Baja is my 8th Subaru and none of the others: 83GW, 90Legacy, or any of my three Foresters or two Crosstreks had slots.
by oldpro
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!
Replies: 239
Views: 119084

Re: What have you hauled? Post Pics !!!

But wasn't it much easier to steer with the front wheels off the ground? :D
by oldpro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?
Replies: 130
Views: 54417

Re: Highest miles on a Baja (so far!)?

At only 97,000 + I feel like I'm not trying.... :(
by oldpro
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Tail light assembly removal
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Tail light assembly removal

I struggled with that, both on my Baja and my wife's Crosstrek. You've just got to get a firm hold on the taillight assembly--I used rubber gloves--and pull it straight to the rear. Be firm; it doesn't want to come out, but let it know who's boss.
by oldpro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Identify a connector, please
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Identify a connector, please

Thanks, guys; that makes perfect sense. :D
Oldpro
by oldpro
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Identify a connector, please
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Identify a connector, please

Today I replaced the battery on my '05. When I pulled the old battery up and out I saw an unused socket (2-conductor) on the wiring leading to the windshield washer pump.
Any idea what would plug into that?
Oldpro
by oldpro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough

Guacamole; Thanks. The video was very clear and a big help. My Baja is my 8th Subaru and it seems that with every new design the process of doing the little maintenance items just gets more and more complicated. I recently replaced a burned-out dash bulb and what a job it was! My 1983 wagon was pret...
by oldpro
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: How to change a turn signal light walkthrough

The rear was complicated enough, but do-able. What about the fronts? :?
by oldpro
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Little poll. Are you a male or female baja owner?
Replies: 60
Views: 32472

Re: Little poll. Are you a male or female baja owner?

Male, and probably the oldest of all you whippersnappers at 2 weeks shy of 81. Still young at heart and able to drive a 5-speed competently.
by oldpro
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: IT'S COMING BACK!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3381

Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

From my perspective, this looks too generic. A near clone of Ford, Chevy, GMC, Nissan, Toyota
Tacoma, etc. I want to see something more Suby-funky, like the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Let's break some new ground!
by oldpro
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 05 Baja turbo shortblock
Replies: 29
Views: 3028

Re: 05 Baja turbo shortblock

Ratfink; I discovered while building several boats from kits that most of the satisfaction comes from creative problem-solving when processes don't go quite as smoothly or easily as you think up front. I'm glad to hear that your Yankee Engineering served you well and you're well under way to having ...
by oldpro
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: IT'S COMING BACK!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3381

Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Nor for me; it looks too much like a Honda Ridgeline. No Subie "Quirkiness."
by oldpro
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Seat covers

Guacamole: Thanks for the FSM pages. It looks like some major loosening/disassembly to get some clearance between the seat cushion and the metal plate with the seat back spring, etc. It appears that any straps crossing from side-to-side under the seat have to go inside the structure, if they're just...
by oldpro
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Seat covers

When installing Wet Okole covers on the front seats, is it necessary to permanently remove the plastic trim pieces on the outboard bottom sides of the seats, or can it be loosened and then replaced after all the under-seat work is finished?